NBA All-Star Game Another Huge Success for Las Vegas!

We did it! The NBA All-Star Game was a huge success! Las Vegas showcased this fantastic sporting event with a style and flair that no other city could possibly match. It should go without saying that it was a sellout crowd of 15,694 in the Thomas & Mack Arena. The Western Conference cruised to an easy win (153-132) thanks in large part to the MVP performance of Kobe Bryant. But the game itself was only part of the show. Christina Aguilera performed at halftime, Danny Gans sang the national anthem and Wayne Newton sang “Viva Las Vegas” during the player introductions. The entire show was broadcast in 210 countries, which took no less than 10 satellite television trucks (five times more than usual). What did the NBA big-shots think of it all? “We couldn’t imagine a better reception, and we thank you for it,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said after the game.

MS Las Vegas Real Estate can tell you for sure that it was our pleasure to be host-city for such a prestigious sporting event. How much pleasure? The All-Star extravaganza brought in an estimated $26 million in revenue over the weekend. It took over 6,000 hotel rooms (spread out between seven hotels) just to handle the cast and crew of All-Star weekend. More than 25,000 tourists descended on Las Vegas specifically for All-Star weekend. Food and drink sales at Thomas & Mack Arena hit a new record ($160,000), shattering the previous record of $135,000 set during National Finals Rodeo. Pretty amazing stuff from the most amazing city on the planet!

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